The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #114359   Message #2439919
Posted By: Vic Smith
14-Sep-08 - 09:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyric/Info req: The Colour of Amber
Subject: RE: Lyric/Info req: The Colour of Amber
Sylvia heard my wife, Tina, sing it at the Whitby festival a couple of years ago and she was knocked out by the song. She then contacted Tina and her for a recording of the song. Tina replied saying that she would do much better to go to the recording of Mary Ann Haynes and gave her the reference.

Tina and I were some of the very few people associated with the folk scene that got to know Mary Ann. Mike Yates was staying with us in Brighton and took us round to her flat to introduce us to her. After that we tried many times to get her to come along to our folk club explaining that we would pay her and arrange lifts, but she would not come.

One time when we had Belle and Alex Stewart staying with us, we were telling them about Mary Ann and they asked us to take them round to meet her. She was not on the phone so we just turned up at her door... but she was out.